Who gets what — and how efficiently? Incorporating distributional concerns into the measurement of local government efficiency. 2019. Research & Politics 6(3).
Money Flows, Water Trickles: Understanding Patterns of Decentralized Water Provision in Tanzania. 2017. World Development 93: 16-30.
The Open Budget Index: An Innovative Tool for Measuring Budget Transparency. (with Jan Siefert and Elena Mondo) 2013. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis 15(1): 87-101.
Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Budget Process: An Assessment of Recent Initiatives. 2013. Development Policy Review 31(s1): s49-s67.
Budget Transparency Around The World: Results From The 2008 Open Budget Survey. (with Paolo De Renzio, Warren Krafchik And Vivek Ramkumar.) 2009. OECD Journal on Budgeting 9(2): 1-17.
Harnessing the Benefits of Transparency: Street-level Discretion, Targetability, and Local Public Service Delivery (with Monika Bauhr). AidData Working Paper 88. October 2019.
Gendered Accountability: When and Why Do Women’s Policy Priorities Get Implemented? (with Valeriya Mechkova). University of Gothenburg, Varieties of Democracy Institute: Working Paper No. 88. May 2019.
"Politics and the Marketplace of Ideas: When Does Aid Fragmentation Help or Hinder the Achievement of Development Goals?" (with Sebastian Ziaja)
"Politics of Data in Authoritarian Regimes." (with Rachael McLellan)
"The Power of Ideas: Understanding State Capacity Through Ideational Reach and Relative Power." (with Frida Börang and Anna Persson)
"The Legacy of Development Planning: Evidence from Tanzania’s Villagization Experiment." (with Ameet Morjaria and Philip Osafo-Kwaako).
"Explaining Subnational Variation in Environmental Policy Implementation: The Role of Corruption and Pluralism." (with Marina Povitkina)
A Vicious Cycle? Understanding Constraints on the Expression of Demand for Improved Service Delivery. September 2019. APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 17(3): 21-24.
"Decentralization and the delivery of water and sanitation services in Tanzania." (with Jamie Boex) September 2017. World Bank Water Global Practice and Governance Global Practice.
Beyond the State: Measuring Governance at the Community Level. (with Adam Harris, Kristen Kao, Pierre Landry, Ellen Lust and Lise Rakner) June 2017. APSA Comparative Democratization Newsletter 16(1): 26-29.
"Identifying and overcoming binding constraints to rural water services for the B40 in Tanzania." June 2017. WASH Poverty Diagnostic commissioned by the World Bank.
"`The Users' in Technology-for-Transparency-and-Accountability Initiatives: Assumptions and Realities" (with Rosemary McGee) October 2013. Learning study commissioned by Hivos.
Raising The Stakes: The Impact of HakiElimu's Advocacy Work on Education Policy and Budget in Tanzania. (with Rosemary McGee.) 2013. International Budget Partnership Case Study No. 12.